InHaus Presents: A CultureHaus Tour of Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze

InHaus Presents: A CultureHaus Tour of Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Time: 5:30 pm-8:00 pm
Happy Hour at neighboring Leven Deli, 123 W. 12th Avenue
6:15 pm DAM and exhibition open
6:30 pm Becky Hart to lead a tour of the exhibition
8:00 pm event ends
Location: Denver Art Museum, Hamilton Building, Level 1
Pricing: Free for CultureHaus members and one guest
Additional Information: Street parking available


CultureHaus InHaus presents an exclusive after-hours tour of Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze with Rebecca Hart, Vicki and Kent Logan curator of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze features 29 paintings by Denver-born artist Jordan Casteel, who is now based in Harlem, New York. This presentation represents Casteel’s first major museum exhibition, and provides audiences with a first look at new work by one of the most acclaimed emerging artists working today.

The exhibition brings together a body of work made from 2013 to 2018, with new paintings that reveal Casteel’s evolving practice and a shift in subject matter ranging from cityscapes and subway scenes to women and local business owners. Casteel’s approach to selecting subjects involves walking around her neighborhood and taking photographs. By transforming these photographs into larger-than-life portraits with subtle shifts in light, bold colors, and gestural brushwork, Casteel reveals individuals and atmospheres that often go unnoticed.

Join us for happy hour at 5:30 pm at Leven Deli, 123 W. 12th Ave. We’ll head over to the DAM around 6:15 pm for the private tour which will begin at 6:30 pm. Tickets are free for CultureHaus members plus one guest. We look forward to seeing you!

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Image: Jordan Casteel, Charles, 2016. Oil on canvas; 78 x 60 in. Collection of Jordan Casteel. Image courtesy of The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. ©Jordan Casteel

Jordan Casteel: Returning the Gaze is organized by the Denver Art Museum. It is presented with generous support from Merle C. Chambers, Vicki and Kent Logan, Barbara Bridges, Judi and Joe Wagner, the Robert Lehman Foundation, the donors to the Annual Fund Leadership Campaign, and the citizens who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). Educational programs associated with the exhibition are funded by FirstBank, Riverfront Park Community Foundation, and an anonymous donor. Promotional support is provided by 5280 Magazine, CBS4, Comcast Spotlight, and The Denver Post.